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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 67,645 People

    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 37 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 56 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    I guess there can be times

    where it is unpleasant to be around. I can leave... Which can give me ideas. Ideas that are unhealthy and have lead to scars.
    marandakate marandakate 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Has anyone had any success with melatonin?

    I started taking it a few nights ago an the first night was great but last night it felt like it wasn't really doing anything for me. I know I've got to be careful with it because of the fact that I've got a depressive disorder but I'm in therapy 4 days a week so I just kinda...
    sadly203 sadly203 18-21 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    I crack open 1/2 anti-depressant pill extra

    and then I hit the gym. FU depression. I am weaponized and am gonna fight my way back to happiness
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 13 Responses Mar 18

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    I struggle with SAD, Seasonal Affective

    Disorder, otherwise known as Summer Blues. It's hard to see the weather warm up, I can't help but start to feel more depressed and hide deeper in my bedroom. I can't be the only one who depresses over the summer heat...
    Breakingkal Breakingkal 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I've been battling depression

    since I was like 14. I've been off and on different pills and can't seem to find one that works well for me. I don't have any one to turn to about it. No one knows I deal with it except for my mom. And she tells me how tired she is of my depression and that she doesn't deserve...
    JustDevy JustDevy 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    An update!! http://bipolar2medstudent.

    blogspot.com/2015/03/update.html
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    onomatopoeiaCA onomatopoeiaCA 41-45, F 16 Responses Feb 14, 2014

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    Okay so this might sound really wired

    but i am super depressed because of a cough...okay let me explain a few days ago i started coughing all day and it was just constant 24/7 then i started to feel super sick and lose my appetite and now i hardly sleep i feel drained and weak i get hot and faint and it's getting to...
    SophieeKezzie SophieeKezzie 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    I truly am a lost soul.

    I know nobody will ever connect with me the way I want them too so why try? Besides, I wouldn't want to drag anyone down to my level. Or let them see how I do. There is no true darkness, day and night are the same. Everything is constant in my misery. It's all I got left. The...
    Wounduponwound Wounduponwound 18-21, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 28 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    People don't like to hear the truth

    because they don't like to see their illusions of the world destroyed.
    Livinglife95 Livinglife95 18-21, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    urlaame urlaame 18-21, F 4 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    PanzerVor PanzerVor 16-17, M 11 Responses Mar 14

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    Well my house has sold,

    my sister is so happy she got what she wanted her share of the money. she had her little plan and a new state to move to, I'm still searching for a place for myself. I have to be out by the 19th of april, and of course everybody is telling me what I should do or where I should...
    nobody54 nobody54 56-60, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I learned that there are many different kinds

    of depression. They are hard to define and are often overlapping. It's not uncommon for a soul to be infected by many of them at the same time. They can be also layered, wrapping the host many times. This is why during your fight against it, it may look like it's changing: it's...
    heronD heronD 26-30, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 15 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    I always wear this, and i never take it off!

    ! Its the embodiment of all the hate i have against the world, the depression that ive been living in for some time now and a reminder of how things will always take a downhill course no matter how much it was impossible to do so.. Whenever im in a football (soccer) game and im...
    TheLeftBehind TheLeftBehind 16-17, M 1 day ago

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 55 Responses Jan 18

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    Genuinely feel like im losing my mind.

    This feeling of intense sadness is just getting too much. Just don't feel right. Don't know how much longer i can last like this
    Ottway23 Ottway23 22-25 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    Would you rather have acne ,

    acne scars , no friends and be overweight? Or non existent? I dont want to exist...
    MyLifee99 MyLifee99 13-15 17 hrs ago

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    I'm really sick and tired of people telling me

    to change my view, think positive. They make it sound like I can flip a switch and automatically improve every single aspect of my life. It's not easy, I have depression. If I could just flip a switch and be happy and positive don't you think I would have done it already? I've...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 31-35, F 16 Responses May 27, 2014

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    It really isn't easy

    for me to open up and share my experience, even more when I know nobody cares. With that said, I'll take a blind chance and post my story online anyway... My life has just reached a dead end. At 19 years old, my life is completely devoided of any meaning, of any fun. Everything...
    Max96 Max96 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    do not try to save me from

    who I am i will not lose myself again, i am not my sadness, but my sadness is a part of me.
    wordful wordful 18-21, F 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    Everyday I remember how miserable I am how

    lonely I'm how unloved I am how I never was taking care of
    emmadarko emmadarko 22-25, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 36-40, F 33 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    Ever since I was a little girl I wrote my will,

    feeling like death would take me at any point... And here I am as an adult fighting back those same feelings that never seem to go away. It's so hard to wake up feeling miserable, and being surrounded by friends and family while the only words running through your head are...
    kiwikisses kiwikisses 22-25, F 3 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    (Picture attached) As I type this,

    I am quite upset at the moment... At the start of this year, I met a wonderful person on experienceproject when I was in the worst stages of my depression. She was the only one on this website that really offered to help. Due to my memory, I frequently forgot about this place...
    MysteryAbove MysteryAbove 70+ 1 Response Feb 25

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    I wish I could go back in time

    and tell everyone that has put so much effort into me to give up because im not worth. that theyre just making it worse. that yes, they made me happy, but it was real happiness. it was just a cover, and even I believed I was happy. but no matter what the depression will lie...
    Kmarcum99 Kmarcum99 13-15, F 2 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    Here is other day with pain inside my heart

    wish I could feel less lonely and depressed..
    emmadarko emmadarko 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Big hugs and love to all my ep friends

    and ep people in general who are going to struggle over Christmas due to depression, loneliness or whatever reason. Love you all.
    Brokenheartblacksoul Brokenheartblacksoul 26-30, F 7 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 94 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    My family, and my friends

    both hate me, I don't know what to do with myself. Should I just kills myself, because I feel like everything's better when I'm by around:(
    Hawkings14 Hawkings14 13-15, F 3 hrs ago

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 204 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    unfixablegirl unfixablegirl 36-40, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 145 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    Right now I'm honestly wondering how living

    with this feeling is worth it...it is enveloping me to the point that I don't want to fight anymore. Another day, another struggle.
    magickmegs magickmegs 26-30, F 9 hrs ago

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    Hello and Good morning,

    afternoon or evening (where ever you're located) I would just like to spread some positive energy to each and every one of you today. I hope you all have a good day! Enjoy it!
    BlackBuddafly88 BlackBuddafly88 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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